Every year since I started working for the Red Cross (that’s seven, count them, seven years) I think about showering my family with Red Cross kits, gear and gift certificates. Just when I thought I had maxed out this Red Cross gift option, “the cross” as my family so lovingly refers to my employer, comes…… Continue reading What I am giving this year
We are thankful for our volunteers and supporters who make our work possible, but we thought you would like to hear some thanks straight from those who benefit from your support: “I have a whole new respect for the Red Cross.” -Quentin, Gahanna resident whose home was destroyed by fire. “I can’t tell…… Continue reading Things to be thankful for…
We thought it appropriate to bring this post back for a second year. Safety tips never go out of style! Having responded to so many house and apartment fires over the years has had me running through the house like some mad man on a mission. Based on seeing a lot of the things I’ve…… Continue reading Is anyone ever "fire-resistant"? Do what you can to stay safe this Thanksgiving
Like many Americans, I’ll be taking another road trip to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. My (doggie) brother will be riding in a crate in the back seat of the car. I’ll be wearing my car harness because I behave better in the car than my brother. Even a short trip in…… Continue reading Road Trip
After retiring from Delta Airlines, Jody Wilson was approached by a friend that suggested the Red Cross as her next gig. Having been trained yearly in CPR and first aid at Delta, Wilson wanted part-time experience in training and instructing. In May she joined the Red Cross as a health and safety instructor teaching CPR and First…… Continue reading Teaching a 10-year-old CPR- It can be done!
Wow! What a difference a month makes! Since my last blog entry, the Central Ohio Area is now in the midst of immunization against H1N1, and President Obama has declared a state of emergency regarding the H1N1 pandemic in the United States. We are making history in terms of protection against a potentially deadly disease. …… Continue reading What a Difference a Month Makes: Volunteer's Perspective on H1N1 Clinics
Compression-Only CPR enables untrained bystanders to react and respond when they witness an adult or adolescent suddenly collapse. Even when administering compression-only CPR it is important to know proper hand placement and pressure. Check out our “First Aid and CPR for Everyone” Compression-Only CPR trainer. This at-home kit includes a tool made out of sponge-like material that helps people…… Continue reading Chest Compressions "How To": Know the basics